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Cheap Advice: No Candles

Steer clear of candles: votive, scented, whatever. They will only make your apartment smell like a gift shop and remind you of Wanda, your upstairs neighbor in Chicago with the inspirational posters of cuddly animals. Take time to Smile! Friends forever! You had posters from museum gift shops. L’Esprit Nouveu! Tentoonstelling Graphica! After a certain amount of use the wicks will just shrivel up and be impossible to light; dust will stick to the waxy surface and you will wonder why you bought them and when you can throw them away, just like with the posters. And if your kids made them you will have to keep them forever.